About Murshidabad

Murshidabad was the last capital of undevided Bengal during the Mughal era and was named after then Nawab Murshid Quli Khan, the then ruler of unified Bengal, Bihar and Orissa. Situated at the banks of the Bhagirathi, the city of many splendours, this place was particularly famous for its silk. Even after the historic battle between the then Nawab Siraj-Ud-Daula and the East India Company in 1757, the status of the capital was maintained by the British till 1773 when the capital was shifted to Calcutta.

Murshidabad is well connected with Kolkata (erstwhile Calcutta, in West-Bengal, India). The nearest airport is Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International airport, Dumdum, Kolkata. Berhampore the district headquater of Murshidabad is 195 km (by road) away from Kolkata . Tourist taxi, hired car, auto-rickshaw are available from Berhampore to visit the tourist spots at towns like Murshidabad, Azimganj, Jiaganj, Kandi, Sagardighi, Karnasuvarna etc.

Communication By Rail

Berhampore Court is the main station, connected with Sealdah station at Kolkata. The Bhagirathi Express and Lalgola Passenger from Sealdah station reach Berhampore Court station covering 187 km in 4 to 6 hours. (13113 / 13114) Hazarduari Express and (13117/13118) Dhanadhanye Express reach Lalgola and Berhampore Court station from Kolkata station, respectively.

Khagraghat station, on the other side of the Bhagirathi is connected with the Howrah Station. Teesta Torsa, Kamrup, Hatey Bazare express have stoppage at Khagraghat station. This station is also connected to Katwa, Salar, Bandel and Howrah by passenger trains . One can also reach Khagraghat Station from Howrah by Inttercity Express.

Farakka, 98 km away by road from Berhampore and is connected by every express bus coming from Malda, Siliguri, Raiganj, Coochbihar, New Alipurduar, Gangtok, Balurghat, and Jalpaiguri. The following trains stop at New Farakka Junction:

  •   Sealdah Guwahati Kanchanjungha Express
  •   Sealdah New Alipurduar Teesta Torsa Express
  •   Howrah Dibrugarh Kamrup Express
  •   Sealdah New Jalpaiguri Darjeeling Mail
  •   Sealdah Katihar Hatey Bazare Express
  •   Sealdah Malda Gour Express
  •   Delhi Dibrugarh Bhramaputra Mail
  •   Bhiwani Malda Farakka Express
  • Also one can reach Berhampore from Azimganj junction. Teesta Torsa, Kamrup, Hatey Bazare, Kanchanjungha and Uttarbanga Express touch Azimganj junction. This place is also well connected with Berhampore by bus.

    Communication By Road

    Buses ply frequently from Kolkata (i.e. from Shahid Minar, Ultadanga etc) to Berhampore. Most of the North Bengal bound buses have a halt at Berhampore.

    Buses from nearby important towns of West Bengal, i.e. Burdwan, Rampurhat, Suri, Bolpur, Malda, Krishnagar and Durgapur regularly ply to Berhampore.